Update on stormwater quality improvement projects

before: dirt slope; after:grassy slope
This area at the west end of the UC Davis Arboretum, once subject to erosion from stormwater, is now home to native grasses.

Thanks to a partnership with UC Davis Environmental Health & Safety, new landscapes throughout campus are growing in areas once eroded by seasonal run-off. The projects are not only improving the campus landscape aesthetically, they are improving our stormwater quality and expanding our collection of low-maintenance, native grasses.

Funding for these projects comes from EH&S which budgets for stormwater and other environmental impact enhancements on an annual basis. Both Sue Fields and Brent Cutler have been working with Andrew Fulks, director of the UC Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve and campus naturalized lands, to identify areas for these types of improvements.

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